• Genetic engineering is a very interesting topic. This technique has been used in livestock and crops to increase yields in food production, taste, and quality. I am not sure how I feel about genetically engineering livestock and other animals because of complications and “playing god”. But I feel as though plants should be manipulated for the best…[Read more]

  • I agree with you James. It is slave labor to have these people work for a company only paying 20 dollars a month and threatening them if they leave. This topic is very underrated and is sad for India. I also think it is crazy that these business owners can pay off the police to stay undercover.

  • The Coronavirus has changed our lives and how we live out our days. Social distancing and isolation is key to stop the spread. Many deaths have already occured because of this pandemic and people are yet to take

    • Hey Tim,

      I find it very annoying how people have the audacity to not follow stay at home orders during quarantine like you mentioned they don’t acknowledge the severity f the situation at hand. And it is a very scary situation indeed, you could be sick and infecting people (especially if you are not staying home) and not even know about it which is so surreal but it’s happening. Rip to senior year, but we made it amidst the madness!

  • Hey Eric,
    I agree that good hygiene and taking care of our bodies is necessary to stay healthy and prevent transmission. This post was very well written and covered a very interesting topic.

  • I agree with everything you stated. There is no easy way to get around the problem of plastic and plastic pollution, but addressing and bringing more awarness to this problem will give us some hope for a better future.

  • Medicine and many different treatment options have had a huge impact in the world and are constantly being researched for their abilities. Medical marijuana has been a big topic of discussion

    • Dear Timoteo :
      I am i agree with your publication, “should marijuana Be a Medical option?”, because es verdad que muchas personas utilizan la marihuana como un tipo de medicina muchos la utilizan para prevenir el cáncer, sida y otros tipos de enfermedades. Pero hay otras personas que no lo utilizan para curarse y se están afectando a sí mismas. La marihuana es muy buena medicina según las personas que la han utilizado y les ha hecho buen efecto.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “la gente argumenta que la marihuana medicinal es demasiado peligrosa para usar” I think this is muy importante because como lo mencione anteriormente muchas personas no utilizan la marihuana como medicina y después de un tiempo abusan en el consumo de la marihuana. Según las personas que utilizan la marihuana solo la utilizan para sentirse bien o relajarse, o para olvidar sus problemas por un momento pero después de que hace efecto la marihuana todo vuelve ala normalidad y es por eso que abusan sobre el consumo de marihuana.
      Thanks for you writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because me gusta mucho la manera en que escribe sus publicaciones y son muy importantes para nuestra sociedad. Hablar sobre la importancia que tiene la marihuana en nuestro planeta es algo de mucho interés para que las personas tengan entendimiento sobre los beneficios y problemas que tiene el consumo de la marihuana o de pende para que la usen.

    • Dear Timoteo :
      I am i agree with your publication, “should marijuana Be a Medical option?”, because es verdad que muchas personas utilizan la marihuana como un tipo de medicina muchos la utilizan para prevenir el cáncer, sida y otros tipos de enfermedades. Pero hay otras personas que no lo utilizan para curarse y se están afectando a sí mismas. La marihuana es muy buena medicina según las personas que la han utilizado y les ha hecho buen efecto.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “la gente argumenta que la marihuana medicinal es demasiado peligrosa para usar” I think this is muy importante because como lo mencione anteriormente muchas personas no utilizan la marihuana como medicina y después de un tiempo abusan en el consumo de la marihuana. Según las personas que utilizan la marihuana solo la utilizan para sentirse bien o relajarse, o para olvidar sus problemas por un momento pero después de que hace efecto la marihuana todo vuelve ala normalidad y es por eso que abusan sobre el consumo de marihuana.
      Thanks for you writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because me gusta mucho la manera en que escribe sus publicaciones y son muy importantes para nuestra sociedad. Hablar sobre la importancia que tiene la marihuana en nuestro planeta es algo de mucho interés para que las personas tengan entendimiento sobre los beneficios y problemas que tiene el consumo de la marihuana o de pende para que la usen.
      cómo la usarías tú si tuvieras una enfermedad?

    • Dear Timothy,
      I agree that people who have these issues should be able to use marijuana for their conditions if they feel it helps. I think there shouldn’t be a synthetic version because its a plant and can keep being grown so why make a synthetic version. I think it can have some bad depending on the person because people say it is a gateway drug but I think it could be a gateway drug if the person chooses to use harder drugs because not every person that uses marijuana become addicted to harder drugs.

  • Hey Strom, thank you for providing us with information about the dangers of pornography and fapping. I found an article that also gives more information about this topic. (https://www.frc.org/issuebrief/the-effects-of-pornography-on-individuals-marriage-family-and-community). It was interesting how you talked about dopamine and how each time your…[Read more]

  • Controversy has always been a topic around zoos and the humane aspect of keeping animals captive. Many people love going to zoos and seeing these animals, including myself. But in all reality, are these

    • Dear Timothy,
      I think this is an interesting and complicated topic. On one side I can see zoos being used for education purposes and conservation. On the other side I can see zoos being harmful and causing an environment that would be stressful to animals. I think zoos should focus on education and conservation. Sometimes zoos do shows with the animals, I think this should be prevented because it can cause the animals to feel extra stressed. Zoos should make sure they protect their animals and make their lives happy and stress-free. In what ways do you think zoos should change to help the quality of life in the animals?

      • Dear Timothy,
        I think this is a very interesting topic. I liked how you wrote about both sides of the arguments make on whether or not zoos are ethically correct. I think that zoos have to potential to inform the public about animal life. I found an article that gives steps that zoos can take to make their facilities more humane.

      • You bring up an interesting point with the balance between conservation justifying less than humane conditions. The article makes me wonder if zoos can evolve to a point where those ends justify the means. I remember reading about how different animals in captivity can have completely different behaviors compared to those in the wild. If zoos are used for conversational purposes to the point where the animal is extinct in the wild (such as the black rhino) how would the educational aspect change since the animals being observed differ from how they would naturally be?

    • Hello Timothy,
      I agree with you that zoos have both negative and positive aspects when looked at and that keeping animals in captivity has become more of a controversial issue nowadays. I wrote an article on this awhile back and found some interesting facts in it:
      https://gracemarievelez.weebly.com/wild-animals-should-not-be-kept-in-captivity.html

      Sincerely,
      Aria

    • Timothy,
      This is a very interesting topic that you have raised. Personally, I have fond memories of my childhood and all the many zoos, animal parks, and other situations in which my family went to see animal exhibits. What I have realized is that there is a substantial amount of research that goes on in these situations where animals are kept captive. Their health conditions are taken care of by well trained veterinarians, their caretakers treat the animals as though they are their own children, and all of their necessities of life are provided for them. I know of one caretaker that actually took two monkeys to schools to teach children how intelligent they are. When they travelled, he simply put them in child car seats, dressed them in clothes, and they ate on plates with utensils just like we do as adults. Zoo animals are protected from predators and the elements. Some people would claim that those poor animals are cooped up in their cages, but those habitats are researched and scientifically constructed to be as much like the wild as possible. The alternative for these animals would be to always be running away from their predators, fending for their lives and food, and unfortunately the circle of life would cause many of them to perish. For those reasons, I believe zoos are still a very good idea for the purpose of educating the next generation and providing a good opportunity for scientific research. It may be selfish, but I still like to visit a good zoo now and then, and I want to be able to take my children to educate them as to the various animal species we have here on the Earth.

  • Sam, I agree with your opinion about how college football might loose tradition and love for the game. I also believe that with the distraction of money and sponsorships, many athletes may be more in it for the money than the tradition, love, and education that these schools bring.

  • Cruelty and effectiveness of animal testing is a large topic of discussion. Although there is a lot of benefits from understanding and finding results from testing on animals, many of these tests are cruel and

  • Aria, I agree with your statement and I believe that there should be better ways to provide test results without harming animals. We need to find a better alternative such as testing cells. Here is a link that provides further information: https://animal-testing.procon.org/ .

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